In this blog series, we break down the journey to process excellence, so your process improvement experience is simple and smooth.
Process Excellence, Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement, Lean, Six Sigma, Automation, Efficiency, Business Process Improvement (BPI), Business Process Management (BPM), Metrics, Procedures, Reliability, Control: These are many of the words often used to talk about different process improvements efforts, activities and methodologies
Industry thought leaders typically refer to the technical nuances of certain descriptions. A lot of companies see their process needs differently. All while using these terms interchangeably. But really, why are there so many different words and approaches out there? Shouldn’t improving processes be simple? Is there any way to get some clarity on this?
While we probably won’t ever resolve the arguments between practitioners as to the differences between Lean and Six Sigma or whether BPM is a technology or methodology, we try to take a simplified approach to drive towards the ultimate goal of process excellence. We want to help you simplify your process improvement experience by sharing our tips and knowledge.
In this series, we’ll cover the following:
- Why you want to do process improvement
- How you measure success
- What simple tools you can use to get started.
Our hope is simple: To bring some clarity to the chaos.
Read the Series
The Path to Process Excellence Maturity: Where does your company fall on the process maturity curve? Find out so you can lead process improvement efforts.
Don’t Be Afraid of Lean Six Sigma: You’re Already Doing It: Lean (eliminate waste) and Six Sigma (reduce variation) translates to boosting efficiency, consistency, and standardization to drive value.
What Can Process Excellence Do For Me?: When embarking on a process excellence journey, evaluate business value across six different areas.
Merits of LSS: How Does Blending Lean and Six Sigma Solve Problems?: We explore the merits of Lean and Six Sigma. We’ll highlight the differences between the methodologies and how they complement each other by using an example of spreading mulch.
Just Ask Why – A Simple Way to Identify a Business Process Improvement Need: Want a quick, easy way to identify areas requiring business process improvement? Here’s one: Just ask why.
Speed Up Group Decision-Making with Pugh Matrix: Learn about the Pugh Matrix, a great tool that can be useful for almost any group decision-making process.
Drive Organizational Results With Process Automation on Analytics: Learn how analytics-driven process improvement and automation can drive results for your organization.
Process Excellence: Think Big, Start Small, Act Quickly: Every company has different needs, but process excellence success starts with one approach: “Think big, start small, act quickly.”